Juan Mata returns to Mestalla with his team Manchester United top lay a match that is very special for him. In spite of all this time, Mata's affection for Valencia CF, his love for the city is still intact, as he acknowledged in this interview in #Vamos.
You are going back to the Valencian Coliseum, what does it mean?
It is a very special match that I will enjoy to the fullest, it was my home for four seasons and I have fantastic memories of the club, of the people, this will be a match to remember. I would have liked for both teams to qualify for the next phase, although with Juventus in the group that position was very clear. Now I want Valencia CF to have a long season in the UEFA Europa League and I hope they can win it. You never know, two seasons ago we were third and then we won.
The fans have a great love for you
I have a nexus of union with the fans through the Penya Valencianista Juan Mata that continues to encourage and support me. I will be able to see them and they are my nexus with Valencia CF.
In your stage as a player of Valencia CF you coincided with David Villa or Silva, among others
We had such a good time in the pitch, the Davids and I understood each other very well. Apart from great friends they are fantastic players, we enjoy playing together a lot of good football, goals, assists and the cheering from the stands.
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